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Return? It Seems Impossible!

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Would you return if you were Onesimus?In Philemon (read it here), Paul is writing to the owner of Onesimus, a runaway slave. Onesimus had run from Turkey all the way to Rome. Certainly he would be safe there!In Rome Onesimus meets Paul who was under house arrest (see Acts 28:16, 30), Onesimus...

I Love Highway Construction!

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Two days after I was born, on June 29, 1956, President Eisenhower signed the interstate highway legislation to provide safe, rapid transportation across our country. Just six weeks later, on August 13, the first construction project of the interstate highway system started in St. Charles...

Getting the Right Perspective

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Our devotion today uses the mural in our school hallway created by St. Paul's member Prof. Kristin Gjerdset and other artists from Wisconsin Lutheran College. Watch it here. The Old Testament lesson provides us with perspective. Isaiah foretells the LORD's judgment in time and at the end...

I'll Try Again Next Year

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

After using the same Bible reading pattern for years, I know there are some days that I put the Bible down and say, “I’ll try again next year.” Today is one of those days. Consider it a victory if you are able to read through Isaiah 20-23. There is so much I do not...

A Miracle--Enemies Will Come to the LORD

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

This morning I saw something new! As I watched today's introduction to our daily readings (see it here), I noticed flames within the rings of the "Wedding Window." I had never noticed them before.In our New Testament lesson (read Ephesians 5:15-33 here) Paul calls on all of us to "submit...

Are You Paying Attention?

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Thanks to the Just family for sending us this picture. Someone in their family was paying attention during church! :-) It is hard to pay attention as we read through this part of Isaiah (read Isaiah 14-16 here). You might want to watch the 8 minute video introduction to the first half...

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